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Friday Funnies - Nigel Owens tells off Mike Brown and Yoann Huget

Superb picture. However, it really makes the incident look far worse than it was. For me, there was no actual headbutt; what you see on the photo is just a momentary squaring-up, with a soccer-style rubbing of heads.

2 Months, 1 Week ago

Friday Funnies - Nigel Owens tells off Mike Brown and Yoann Huget

@JimBrano

Troll much???

:)

2 Months, 1 Week ago

O2 Inside Line - Season 4 Episode 4

OK, now that we have the final line-ups, I must say there are some mouth-watering individual contests.

The one that I'm most excited about is Burrell v The Bastard - the seismographs at the Paris earthquake monitoring station are going to kick into action when these two collide. Thing is they're not bad rugby players either.

Billy Twelvetrees is going to have a hell of a task keeping Fofana quiet! But 36 and Burrell is exactly the centre pairing I would have picked, so I really hope he comes through what will be a very tough examination. Better still he gets to express a bit of his own creativity too.

Same with the half-backs. Care is definitely the right scrumhalf choice on current form.

England's pack looks big, nasty and actually pretty mobile - will be good to see the forwards having a bit of rumble and putting some big carries in. This will be absolutely crucial if England are going to have any chance of taking the game to France.

Front row battle will be fascinating. On paper I think they look incredibly even. (Then again I probably ought not to comment, considering I nearly always have two digits on the back of my shirt).

Oh yeah, and Billy Vunipola v Louis Picamoles is another head-to-head tussle that gets the pulse rate racing.

Bench looks good too - sorry to ask, but can someone enlighten me on Henry Thomas, haven't seen his name before, is he a prop?


@Frenchie or indeed any other Frenchies on here - any further insight on the new guys?
Palisson, any relation of the wing Alexis? Is he any good? (Notwithstanding the inexperience).
Afraid I haven't come across Bernard Le Roux, (can he fill Dusautoir's massive boots?).

I agree with you (Frenchie) on the back line - very solid indeed, good variety of size, speed, skill and vastly more experienced that England's.

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

O2 Inside Line - Season 4 Episode 4

Do the rest of the France squad still despise him? Has been quite a divisive influence in the past, hopefully he can bring that undermining anti-camaraderie to the team again.

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Highlights from Day One of the 2014 Las Vegas Sevens

4:00 - Watching a sevens match decided by a penalty kick is just sickening. Where I come from, just kicking the ball at all in a sevens game is a penalty against your team. I don't care if it's a sensible way to secure the points and win the game, that's not the point.

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Friday Funnies - Cameron Treloar's big knock before reaching the field

It's called "Sail" by AWOL Nation. Very nicely timed with the video I thought! *Vvvoooo*

Best use of the track is on this video, of professional lunatic Jeb Corliss almost literally flying down a mountain (try not to soil yourself just watching around 1:15):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWfph3iNC-k


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2 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Nigel Owens shows Anthony Allen the way to the football stadium

Not an ironic username then!

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Nigel Owens shows Anthony Allen the way to the football stadium

"Refs shouldn't try to make themselves the centre of attention. Some have done so in the past (hi, Steve Walsh), but I'd never throw that accusation at Owens."

Well, maybe with one exception!
http://www.rugbydump.com/2010/12/1740/referee-nigel-owens-tells-off-30-grown-men

I do remember Steve Walsh on at least one occasion checking his hair on the big screen. Bloody hilarious if you ask me.

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Ian Evans facing suspension after red card for stamp on Mike McCarthy

Surprised by this. Ian Evens has always seemed to be a fair player to me - a big hard bastard, but a decent one.

With that in mind, and playing devil's advocate, is it possible that he was actually trying to find his footing on the turf? You know, went to put his foot down and felt a head instead of grass so lifted his foot to try again, then "oh bugger it's that bloke's head again", etc....

No, probably not I suppose.

Just seems odd for a bloke like Evans to get involved in cheap shots, especially with the Six Nations just round the corner. Maybe he's got a mate's stag do on the 1st or 8th Feb or something and needed an excuse to get out of the rugby?

2 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Ian Evans facing suspension after red card for stamp on Mike McCarthy

"My old coach would make us second rows show him the rake marks from studs on our backs after a game" - I'm not sure that shoeing your own team-mates is really on, even if they do ponce about in the cold area of the pitch comparing hair gel...

;)

2 Months, 4 Weeks ago

 
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